Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child. After being awoken abruptly by some strange force you explore the eerie house while looking for comfort.
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Very Positive (3,014 reviews) - 86% of the 3,014 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 29, 2014

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February 17

Among the Sleep Patch 2.0.0 is out!

Greetings one and all!

We’re back with a big update!

Since last time we’ve upgraded to Unity 5. This was a very substantial upgrade that changed parts of the game’s structure so that we had to find new solutions to various problems. Some of these are more or less noticeable than others.

The biggest changes are the ones affecting performance. We’ve been very hard at work to make the game run a lot better, increasing frame rates and decreasing loading times, especially in lower end computers.

We’ve also added a commentary track where you can get a bit of the developer’s thoughts about various aspects of the production. By turning on the commentary track in the options menu, you will find commentary nodes throughout the various chapters. Walk up to them and give them a click to hear our lovely voices talking about video gamey stuff!

Also, cloud saving is now enabled.

Important notice: Your old save files will not work with the new updated version of the game. You can keep using the old version of the game by opting in to use the development branch on steam. You can also use the console to unlock chapters. For more information, see: http://www.krillbite.com/2016/02/17/major-steam-build-update/

Patch notes:

Unity 5 conversion:
  • Slight changes to physics behavior
  • Visual changes and minor improvements
  • Tons of bug fixes and tweaks

Performance:
  • Brand new manual occlusion system
  • General optimization

Misc:
  • Cloud saving now enabled!
  • Added commentary track!
  • Bug fixes of audio system
  • Overall tweaks of ambience and soundscapes
  • Minor language tweaks and bug fixes
  • Added Polish subtitles

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Reviews

“Among the Sleep deserves a great deal of credit for its story.”
8/10 – The Guardian

“You can never trust what's real and what's you being a scared little kid.”
8/10 – Joystiq

“Krillbite's horror game is an impressive feat in video game storytelling. It leaves more of an impact in a distilled 3 to 4 hours than some games with 60-hour campaigns.”
7.8/10 – Game Informer

About This Game

Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child. After waking up in the middle of the night to mysterious sounds, you start exploring the dark looking for comfort.

The game explores horror through atmosphere and exploration, not with scores and combat systems. In Among the Sleep you’re vulnerable, scared, and trying to make sense of the world.

The game has Oculus Rift DK1 support, but further support will not be developed.

What people are saying


  • "More, please!"
    - Kotaku
  • "Everything, from the sound of infantile breathing to the wobbliness of the camera and the unsteadiness of little hands, has been designed to accurately put ourselves behind the eyes of a toddler. Watching the trailer, the effect is simply astounding, while the Paranormal Activity-style scares that surround the child are pulled off with panache."
    - Gamefront
  • "Its depiction of a first-person horror told through the eyes and stumbling little legs of a two-year old is as intriguing as anything I've seen all year, and reminiscent of a time when games actively sought out new ways to play and new stories to tell."
    - Eurogamer

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: WindowsXP SP2 or higher
    • Processor: Dual core 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Best enjoyed with a headset!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Quadcore 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 1024MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Best enjoyed with a great headset!
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or higher
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.11 or newer
Helpful customer reviews
56 of 57 people (98%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
***After latest patch***

I've always been fascinated by the game concept, to be introduced to the world through a child's eyes. Where everything and anything is possible. A world so full of life and colors, danger and adventure, fear and magic. Nothing your plain adult life could bring you close to. A world where you can be the hero of your bedtime story. You begin your adventure at night, the time when we rest after a long day, time where nothing mostly ever happens. But not for a 2 years old!

Among the Sleep, introduces you to a terrifying experience, which is completely insane and traumatizing on a basic human level. Takes place on a stormy late night, your mother is missing and you're a helpless little infant who sets off on a quest to rescue her. While he faces his fears of being lost in the dark, monsters lurking in the closets and every dark corner, worlds shifting, objects stretching which gives the illusion of hellish presence in the most clever ways I have ever seen, that you begin to imagine things and jump at the slightest noise. A psychological masterpiece.

Many recent horror games, such as Outlast, Amnesia, DreadOut and more, have been aiming to achieve making the player feel helpess in the face of danger or supernatural exsitence, by stripping away any means of fighting back. Which is probably the scariest feeling of all. But I can't imagine what could be more helpless than a little toddler, who can't yet talk and can barely walk, so you're basically forced to cope with your surrounding.

A big thank you to the Devs for releasing an update with new achievements. Being an achievement hunter, I had to replay the game, and it was even more rewarding than my first playthrough. It opened my eyes and made me realize what a special little game it was. It also added a Slenderman feeling into it, only a toddler version.
The game runs perfectly smooth, haven't encountered a single problem, still has its amazing visuals and physics and I noticed a greater update in the ambiance and sounds, which creates a much better horror atmposphere.

I strongly believe this game deserves a lot more credit, as it leaves a strong impact on you that a lot of big titles can't do. With its provoking story and innovation to the horror genre, I urge you to try it.
Such rich gem is very rare to find!
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
You'll be put in the shoes (well, the romper suit, actually) of a 2 year old toddler who wakes up in the middle of the night to find his teddy bear missing. Once the comforting companion has been tracked down, the two unlikely heroes have to make their way through their nightmarishly distorted home, only to find themselves trapped in surreal dreamscapes, which can only be escaped by unlocking suppressed memories. Soon enough, very real horrors start seeping into this fairy tale world of the subconcious. "Among the Sleep" truly is a masterpiece of interactive storytelling. Even though this is a very short game that should not take you more than four hours to finish, I urge you to get this. Gaming experiences this intense and imaginative are hard to come by.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Being 2 years old sucks.

PS. Glad that I've kept most of my teddy bears all these years.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
This is a short horror adventure game from the perspective of a toddler trying to find his mum with his teddy bear friend to help him out along the way. Interesting playing from the perspective of a toddler. The atmosphere is great the environments are well made, being rather creative and imaginative with a sad story.

It's a little bit scary. Trying to avoid the monsters did freak me out a bit. It does a good job of making you feel small in a big world.

I like how unique the game is seeing everything through the eyes of a infant.

This game is definitely worth playing, it was interesting and fun mostly.

6/10 I rate it as ok as it's a bit too short taking me just over 4 hours to complete as I did not rush and I got lost a bit.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
A short but great game. I love every thing detail and the sad story (it reminds me so much with the game Papo & Yo). Enjoy this game (inclusive DLC Prologue). I give the game 90 % only because its really short so enjoy every second and try to find every detail of the game. Get the game with 66-75 % or higher discount.
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